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  1. I just wanted to point out that @jessica0 has been on this board since October and already has something like 238 rep points. I've been on here since December of 2005 and have 255 points. It always fascinates me how newbies can come on here and pretty much seem to dominate the board and then become the next "guru" on the board. I mean no harm by this post ... I actually was hoping a few folks would simply +1 this post so I can get out ahead of Jessica on the rep points. Thanks for any +1's. :-)
    30 points
  2. No one was excited because few had heard of him, and we felt entitled to a big name or at least a more exciting search. When we looked into it, we saw that in the year we hired him, Mike Riley had been voted the second most underrated coach in a poll of fellow college coaches. Found out Alabama, USC and UCLA had supposedly tried to hire him away earlier in his career. The same college football community gave Riley a lot of credit for the 8, 9 and 10 win seasons he managed with low budget Pac 12 bottom feeder Oregon State, including regularly out-coaching guys like Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll — a situation not unlike Matt Campbell's 6-3 record at Iowa State, currently giving some fans serious boners. Guys like Kurt Warner, Keyshawn Johnson, The Spielman family and Les Miles sent their own kids to play for Mike Riley at Nebraska, and I'm assuming it wasn't just because he's a nice guy. Several of the national pundits currently pushing for Scott Frost thought Riley was a smart if slightly outside the box hire. So it wasn't quite the bizarre/pathetic/toxic choice some would make it. The idea that Mike Riley would use the late-in-life challenge and Nebraska's superior resources to right the ship for about 7 years made as much sense as Brett Bielma or Jim McElwain. It didn't work out. That's pretty clear. Definitely time to move on. But retroactively s#!tting on Mike Riley and all he's ever done isn't a good look for Husker fans. And you know who'd agree with me? Every coach we'd ever want to hire.
    14 points
  3. Nope, can't do that. Scott is a personal friend and I just do not share anything I know. I value Scott more then any info I could provide.
    13 points
  4. Thanks for the info.......BUT for the love of baby Football Jesus please learn how to embed tweets
    13 points
  5. you might be more delusional at this point than Matty was about Darnay Holmes
    12 points
  6. Good morning all, Please allow me to say that I come to your board in peace. I've been lurking here for a little bit genuinely interested in the thoughts on Nebraska's prospective coaching search. @seaofred92 has come to our board (Gator Country) for the same reason that I have come here and he has been nothing short of first-class and we're glad to have him there... we always enjoy rival teams, and teams fans such as yourself for good substantive conversation and are very hospitable to all visitors so feel free to drop in if you would like to. now to the coaching topics. Scott Frost is an excellent coach and regardless of where he ends up, a program is going to get a head coach that I forsee being a big part of the future of college football and anyone would be lucky to have him....but to be honest, I'm pretty confident in saying that nobody truly knows where Coach Frost is going to go except for Frost himself. we're not quite sure ourselves (Gator fan base) contrary to the belief that he's already in the bag and our fan base is completely enamored with him and for good reason. As much as I like Frost, I'm actually a Stoops guy and if read between the lines there is actually a possibility that he could be our coach. he still has a house in haile plantation right down the street FROM the OBC (Ole ball coach aka Spurrier) Coach Stoops wife originally did not want to leave Gainesville but understood that the opportunity her husband had in being a head coach at a storied program in Oklahoma. they both have vacation houses right next door to each other in Crescent Beach. the OBC is not only his mentor but best friend... and he is both an ambassador and consultant for UF. the OBC has seen the writing on the wall as far as Mac's inevitable demise and I'm sure he and Stoops have been communicating as much. Before when coach Stoops was asked if he was interested in coaching jobs at Florida he was genuinely committed to the sooners... now he's not and he has no buyout. I believe he still wants to coach, as evidenced in Stoops being in the box at one of the first games that Lincoln Riley coached. he could not sit down and was going crazy when his former team was making great plays. Stoops usually comes out really quick and says no to prospective job offers... he has yet to do that and I'm sure he has been inquired about... Spurrier actually asked him himself. Just some FYI, there are rumblings out of Tallahassee that jimbo may want to leave and is looking at the Texas A&M job. so there's another potential job opening to compete with... I'll never understand why anyone would want to be in that cesspool to begin with.. if the state of Florida was going to have an enema, they would stick the tube in @ the fifty yard line of Doak Campbell stadium... but I digress. In another thread, I saw a prospective coach list that I thought was very interesting and I would like to throw three more names into the ring: Chad Morris Deno Babers (for some reason I believe he ends up @ Tennessee because Butch is gone.) Bobby Petrino (he was actually the coach that florida was going to hire if Urbs turned us down.. but that was before "motorcycle-gate" had occurred.. truly a great offensive mind but can't seem to get out of the way of himself. UF would never consider him now because of his past antics.) at any rate, thank you for allowing me to throw my two cents in and I'm looking forward to great conversation with all of you.
    9 points
  7. And in those 10 years, here are the overall records: Texas: 75-49 ( 4 losing seasons + current ) Florida: 85-41( 1 losing season + current ) FL. State: 96-33 ( 0 losing seasons + current ) Neb.: 85-44 ( 1 losing season + current ) Here are the number of top 10 recruiting classes they have had in those 10 years: Texas: 7 Florida: 6 FL. State: 6 Neb: 0 Texas hasn't won a conference championship since 2009, same year they played in the BCS championship and lost. Florida hasn't won a conference championship since 2008, same year they won the BCS championship. Florida State has won 3 conference titles ( 12, 13, and 14) and won the NC in 2013. We all know about Nebraska, played in a couple CC games but lost. After looking at all of this, we have been able to keep up ( record wise ) with these other teams despite not having any top 10 recruiting classes along with any other disadvantage we have.
    9 points
  8. As a guy who has just been too damn busy to follow Football like I used to and getting my Husker news and info from here; it’s a circus. I stop in here once a week or so to get the score, “what did we learn” info, and maybe stop by recruiting to see how the class is shaping up. This is bad. I don’t even care who is to blame. If i was Reilly I’d fire Diaco tonight for public comments subversive to the team. And If i was Diaco I’d start speaking my gut about the program. And if I’m Moos, I’m firing them all on Saturday evening. This is insane and I’m not embarrassed to be a Husker fan, but I’m ready for the adults to take over.
    9 points
  9. Nebraska drops its final game of the regular season, ending the Huskers’ 9-year bowl streak and closing the year with five home losses — an unthinkable fate at a school that once went 14 seasons dropping three home games. Bill Moos makes plans to visit Orlando after the AAC championship. http://footballscoop.com/news/footballscoops-nuclear-winter-3-0/ Florida is mentioned with Mullen.
    8 points
  10. I don't think you are going to convince Florida they don't want Frost jessica lol
    7 points
  11. I don't. Look at how poorly they treated the last two "HOT COACHES" Muschamp was supposed to take over Texas after Mack Brown retired. Florida stole him away and he was supposed to be that years version of Frost. And then J. MCelwaine, even Husker fans wanted him in 2014. Look at what Florida did to him. In my opinion, Florida is way less stable than Nebraska in regards to Scott Frost. At least at Nebraska we would give him time solely because he is "one of us."
    7 points
  12. In all fairness, what Diaco said on its own wasn't bad. It was the follow-up question from the media that transformed it into a pointed barb thrown Banker's way. Granted, Diaco could have risen above the question, but I think he felt he was defending those kids. And honestly, don't we want coaches that give a s*** about the kids playing for our school? Hell, don't we want someone that isn't named Moos giving a s*** about the state of the program right now? Remember--as soon as Riley is fired, the narrative changes from "will Riley be fired" to "who will replace Riley". The former narrative is an effective smokescreen for Moos to work with while he does a search behind the scene. The later narrative will expose what Moos is doing for everyone to see and tips our hand to schools we're competing against for new coaches. Riley needs to stay on through Black Friday, and maybe even through the bowl game (should we make one). The longer Riley coaches, the easier it is for Moos to do his job unfettered. Personally, I'm willing to sacrifice the last few weeks of this season for a potentially excellent long-term hire.
    6 points
  13. I'm blind, can I get the font a little bigger.
    6 points
  14. Diaco: "You're an idiot." Banker: "No, you're an idiot." State of Nebraska: "You're both idiots, go away."
    6 points
  15. Maybe Scott will share a picture of him when he's born
    5 points
  16. Had several classes with a guy on the club rugby team at UNL back in the day. He was .... not a small individual. From time to time he wore a shirt that said "Sure scrum is a funny name ..... but assault and battery was already taken." Always made me laugh.
    5 points
  17. Got it. I wasn't sure why you said "most", but this program isn't working, and much of that is because of the current coaches and staff. I think TO made a mistake when he made Bo retain Watson and company. The AD should hire someone he trusts to do the job. Part of that job is picking the right assistants and coordinators.
    5 points
  18. SE is an a-hole and that isn't news. Bo was right about it and Bo is an a-hole too. We all knew SE was a joke just like we all knew Riley was a joke. None of this is news.
    5 points
  19. Man it seems like people are missing the bigger story here. Our coaches were being forced by people above HCMR on how and what to coach, even though the coaches themselves hadn't bought into it. The chain of command was in complete disarray. How can we expect the players to buy in to philosophy when our own coaches were against it?
    5 points
  20. 4 points
  21. isn't that where all elders go for the winter?
    4 points
  22. Start posting you have insider information that Frost is coming to Nebraska and you'll get there.
    4 points
  23. Calling rugby soft... that's a new one
    4 points
  24. I think Diaco is going to go down as a spectacularly bad hire. Better to have stuck with Banker. I get the appeal on paper, and he has his strong qualities, but man, yikes.
    4 points
  25. This is how I picture Moos walking into the football offices the day after the Iowa game.....its gonna be a house cleaning.
    4 points
  26. gosh I would really hate to be put in a situation where I'm making 800k to churn out a defense that gives up 30 points a game
    4 points
  27. Our fanbase does the exact same thing...
    4 points
  28. You missed this part: *First disclaimer: This is for entertainment purposes only. *Second disclaimer: This is for entertainment purposes only. *Third and final disclaimer: This is for entertainment purposes only.
    4 points
  29. Barring some sort of Hugh Freeze situation, there's a 0% chance that Moos s#!t cans Riley before the Iowa game. While this whole very public bickering between our current DC and former DC is stupidly embarrassing, it's not exactly cause for termination. This team will finish 5-7 or 4-8 and there will be a press conference on November 25th.
    4 points
  30. He’s a grown man who has been in coaching for years, even as a HC who is expected to talk to the media A LOT. He should know better than to just spew s#!t to the media for the whole state of Nebraska to see. It’s not a good look.
    4 points
  31. I agree and this is why I think we should absolutely have the edge over Florida. If Frost does not do well at Florida he will be out...there is no loyalty to him. McElwain had 2 pretty good years getting to the SEC championship and they didn't even let him finish this year (can you imagine us running Frost out mid-season?...that would never happen). At Nebraska, I think he automatically gets 7-8 years or double what he'd get at other high profile schools. We'd put up with less immediate success because we are building towards long term stability with a young coach we want to run the program for 20 years. We can offer similar money to Florida with much more security/stability. It's his home state and team. We have to get this...I would be shocked if we did not get this done.
    4 points
  32. Decision is likely already made, don't think there will be an announcement until after the Iowa game.
    4 points
  33. So Chancellor Ronnie Green's wife was roommates with Scott Frost's cousin? That's... interesting.
    3 points
  34. 3 points
  35. SE is Human Sandpaper...most of us, sadly, have had a boss like that. I had one like that for 12 years. You know what he is and this is a huge compliment...he is normal. He is a people person.
    3 points
  36. http://www.omaha.com/huskers/carriker/carriker-chronicles-bill-moos-on-mike-riley-scott-frost-impressions/article_369b626a-c413-11e7-9cd1-af19c41a1674.html
    3 points
  37. It was heavily disputed that anything was "forced" here. And it seems like every year some coach somewhere has a whole new idea about what "tackling" really means and how to get players to "actually" do it. This is maybe the first time I've seen a coach try to call rugby tackling as fake non-tackling. I think Diaco has a tenuous grasp of the concept of accountability.
    3 points
  38. How is it not "journalism"? Sam trying to get different sides of the story on a topic pertaining to the job that Sam has. Sam is a reporter, covering the Husker football beat. He's not a columnist who is paid to give his opinion, he's reporting the facts and the information from his subject of covering.
    3 points
  39. Now we just need a UCF guy in here. I love coaching rumors.
    3 points
  40. Lol seriously? Sam did his job. Diaco attacked Banker, he deserves a chance to respond
    3 points
  41. Most of the Omaha media speculated that Bobby D wanted to go off on other aspects of the team, rather than his D, but decided to hold back. For instance, his D was playing well against Purdue until the stopped 4th down gave Purdue the short field on their first TD. Then NU should have gone up by 2 scores in the 2nd half last week, but the offense could never do it. Not saying that the D played well in either of the last 2 games, just trying to see things from Bobby D’s point of view.
    3 points
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